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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Chesterton argue is the case of Asian religions and Islam?
(a) They are too removed from ethics.
(b) They are too far removed from politics.
(c) They leave out fundamental ideals.
(d) They will fade out naturally.
2. Which of the following does Chesterton say is the most puzzling and terrifying?
(a) Christ of the Church.
(b) Historical Christianity.
(c) Modern Christianity.
(d) The Gospels.
3. What additional paradox does Chesterton see in the Christmas story?
(a) The human birth with the celestial marker.
(b) The importance and insignificance of the gathering.
(c) None of these.
(d) The light of God arriving in the dark.
4. What emotions does Chesterton say a first time reader of the New Testament would experience?
(a) Surprise and fear.
(b) Sadness and loss.
(c) Awe and wonder.
(d) Anger and revulsion.
5. What does Chesterton call the death of Socrates?
(c) An interruption in his teaching.
(d) Symbolic of the time.
6. What does Chesterton bring up as a strange part of the story of the New Testament?
(a) The trial and punishment.
(b) The missing 30 years in Jesus's life.
(c) The references to the passing of time.
(d) The miracles.
7. What does Chesterton see in the sophisticated use of language in the Gospels?
(a) That Christ had formal schooling.
(b) The wisdom of those who assembled the Gospels.
(c) Careful planning of the Gospels.
(d) A subtle and superior mind.
8. According to Chesterton, what are the very important images upon which Christ founded the church?
(a) A rock and a risen God.
(b) A new world and a key.
(c) A key and Peter as a rock.
(d) A beacon of light and an eternal father.
9. Among whom does Chesterton assert that claims of divinity are common?
(b) Sages and prophets.
(c) Founders of religion.
10. What does Chesterton say a newcomer would notice is NOT in the New Testament?
(d) The direct influence of God.
11. Which of the following does Chesterton NOT list as one of the five deaths of the faith?
(a) The end of the dark ages.
(b) The fall of Rome.
(c) The renaissance.
(d) The rise of Islam.
12. According to Chesterton, what makes the enduring quality of the church so remarkable?
(a) The ever increasing number of believers.
(b) It has survived great social changes and upheavals.
(c) The constant persecution of Christians.
(d) The timelessness of the written text.
13. What does Chesterton say about the story of Good Friday?
(a) It is too often read symbolically.
(b) It is a day of demons and paganism.
(c) It is why Rome was created.
(d) The best things in the world are at their worst.
14. What statement does Chesterton make about Wells's outline of the world?
(a) It is only wrong as an outline.
(b) All of these answers.
(c) It's proportions are wrong.
(d) It is a fascinating disquisition on history.
15. According to Chesterton, how was the purity of the Church preserved?
(a) Dogmatic definitions and exclusions.
(b) Because the memory of Jesus was near.
(c) Through its ministers.
(d) Fighting against paganism.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Chesterton say the Catholic faith utilizes?
2. Which of the following is a trait Chesterton cites as being unique to Christianity?
3. What does the intellectual distinction that Chesterton sees in Christ suggest to him?
4. Which of the following does Chesterton say was unheard of prior to Christendom?
5. What is Chesterton's dead dog in a river metaphor intending to convey?
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